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Crochet Bag Pattern

Crochet pattern for shopping bag

An easy to follow Crochet Bag Pattern- whilst we hope that this free crocheting pattern works out well for you The Knitting Wool Store disclaims all responsibility.

SIZE:
One Size; About 12 x 14 in. (30.5 x 35.5 cm), not including handles

MATERIALS: 5 different colours,referred to as A,B,C,D and E, in Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran, no.4 such as Denim Cotton.
H/8 or 5mm crochet hook
 
GAUGE:
One Hexagon = about 6 in. (15 cm) across. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
3-dc Cl (3 double crochet cluster) Yarn over, insert hook in indicated st, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook (2 loops rem on hook), (yarn over, insert hook in same st, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook) 2 times (4 loops rem on hook) yarn over and draw through all loops on hook.
4-dc Cl (4 double crochet cluster) Yarn over, insert hook in indicated st, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook (2 loops rem on hook), (yarn over, insert hook in same st, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times (5 loops rem on hook) yarn over, draw through all loops on hook.

NOTES:
1.Bag is made from 10 Hexagons,2 each of 5 different color combinations.
2. Hexagons are worked in the rnd with RS facing at all times. Do not turn at the ends of rnds.
3. Handles are worked in rnds of sc, after the Hexagons have been sewn tog.

U.S. TERMINOLOGY is used throughout this crochet bag pattern, for UK alternative see here.


Crochet Bag Pattern-Instructions

HEXAGON I (make 2)
With A, ch 6; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: (RS): Ch 2, 3-dc Cl in ring, (ch 3, 4-dc Cl in ring) 5 times, ch 3; join with sl st in top of first cluster - 6 clusters at the end of this rnd. Fasten off A.
Rnd 2: With RS facing, join B with sl st in any ch-3 sp, ch 2, (3-dc Cl, ch 3, 4-dc Cl) in same ch-3 sp (corner made), *ch 3, (4-dc Cl, ch 3, 4-dc Cl) in next ch-3 sp (corner made); rep from * 4 more times, ch 3; join with sl st in top of first cluster - 12 clusters at the end of this rnd. Fasten off B.
Rnd 3: With RS facing, join C with sl st in any corner ch-3 sp, ch 2, (3-dc Cl, ch 3, 4-dc Cl) in same ch-3 sp (corner made), ch 3, 4-dc Cl in next ch-3 sp, *ch 3, (4-dc Cl, ch 3, 4-dc Cl) in next ch-3 sp (corner made), ch 3, 4-dc Cl in next ch-3 sp; rep from * 4 more times, ch 3; join with sl st in top of first cluster - 18 clusters at the end of this rnd. Fasten off C.
Note: In next rnd, take care to work dc as instructed, not clusters.
Rnd 4: With RS facing, join D with sl st in any corner ch-3 sp, ch 3 (counts as first dc), (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch-3 sp, 3 dc in each of next 2 ch-3 sps, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next corner ch-3 sp, 3 dc in each of next 2 ch-3 sps; repeat from * 4 more times; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 72 dc at the end of this rnd.
Fasten off.

HEXAGON II (make 2)
Make same as Hexagon I, using B for Rnd 1, C for Rnd 2, D for Rnd 3, and E for Rnd 4.

HEXAGON III (make 2)
Make same as Hexagon I, using C for Rnd 1, D for Rnd 2, E for Rnd 3, and A for Rnd 4.

HEXAGON IV (make 2)
Make same as Hexagon I, using D for Rnd 1, E for Rnd 2, A for Rnd 3, and B for Rnd 4.

HEXAGON V (make 2)
Make same as Hexagon I, using E for Rnd 1, A for Rnd 2, B for Rnd 3, and C for Rnd 4.

FINISHING:
Following Assembly Diagram, whipstitch the Hexagons tog. Fold piece along dashed lines, matching A with B, and C with D. Whipstitch side seams.

Handles:
From RS, join B with a sl st in side seam between Hexagons I and III.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, *work 14 sc evenly spaced across side of Hexagon III to ch-2 sp at top point, ch 72, beg at ch-2 sp at point of Hexagon I, work 14 sc evenly spaced across side of Hexagon I to side seam (first handle made); rep from * for 2nd handle; join with sl st in first sc - 144 ch and 56 sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc and ch around; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnds 3 and 4: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc.
Fasten off.

Edging:
From RS, join B with sl st in any st on inside edge of first handle. Work sc evenly spaced around inside edge of handle and top edge of Bag; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.
Rep edging on 2nd handle.
Weave in ends.


Crochet Abbreviations

Crochet Stitches.

Assembly Diagram for Crocheted BagCrochet Bag Pattern Assembly Diagram

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